Design Awards Shortlist Announced

7th February 2018

The shortlist for this year’s Guernsey Design Awards has been announced.

The competition is held every two years, and is developed in association with Normal Piette, the Environment Department and the Guernsey Society of Architects.

There were 38 entries, of which 15 have been shortlisted.

We are told the awards honour distinctive, original, inspirational and sustainable building design within the local built environment.

The competition will include awards for Residential New Builds, Residential Renovations/Extensions, Non-residential Builds, Small Projects and Heritage Projects.

The Heritage Projects category was launched in 2016 to cover renovations or works which preserve, enhance or extend older properties.

The popular ‘People’s Choice’ category will be a highlight of the event, and the general public will have the opportunity to choose a winner for a shortlist of entrants, compiled by the Design Awards judges.

You will be able to vote from the 9th February 2018.

We are told a whole host of designs have been presented for entry, and the guiding criteria for the judges included the overall quality of design, use of materials, the relationship to setting, sustainability and adherence to the client brief.

Paul Rodgers, of Normal Piette, says:

‘To have made the shortlist has tremendous merit in itself, for it is on such projects that Guernsey’s landscape has been wisely shaped. Even the most casual public viewer has an opinion on design and construction.’

The presentation evening is being held at the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts on Wednesday 14th March. Admission is free and anyone wishing to attend can register for tickets here.

You can also view the full 2018 shortlist on the Design Awards website.

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